The country’s first Agro-processing and Light Industrial Park is currently under construction. Located in South Trinidad, the Park is situated on 18.83 acres of State land in the Moruga district. Scheduled for completion in June 2019, the Park will have for lease 5 specialized factory shells and 6 land lots.
The district of Moruga lies on the central south coast of Trinidad. Oil and fishing are the area’s main economies for some residents.
Moruga is said to be the place where Christopher Columbus landed when he "discovered" Trinidad. It is also home to the Moruga Hill Rice - a strain of American Hill Rice rediscovered in Trinidad in 2016. Originally grown by African slaves, this strain of rice was thought extinct before this occurrence.
The Moruga Scorpion Pepper, one of the hottest pepper varieties in the world takes its name from this region.
The Moruga Park will provide facilities for the processing of raw materials and intermediate agricultural products. These include the preservation of meats, fruit and vegetables; the manufacture of food products and the conversion of fresh produce into semi-processed raw material or processed products.
Business facilitation services will also be available for offer to individuals, start-ups and established companies within the Agro-processing sector.
Targeted businesses include those involved in the manufacture of bakery products, pasta products, confectionery and starch products; the manufacture of beverages, wine and the blending of spirits; and facilities for the canning, bottling and freezing of finished products.
Environment –Woodland area
Proximity to International Port –Port of Point Lisas – 62 km
Containerized Transport -Max. Container access –20’
# Factory shells :5
# Land Lots:6
Park Manager –e TecK
“The establishment of the Moruga Agro-Processing and Light Industrial Park provides a much needed opportunity for businesses in the Food and Beverage Industry to expand their operations. The Park is designed to provide the right eco-system for expansion and diversification.”
Land Lots and Factory Shells
Park infrastructure upon completion will include all major utilities; electricity, cabling, telephone, internet, water, wastewater treatment and access roads for each lot.
All land lots will be offered with ready connections to all utilities while factory shells will be built out to accommodate ‘Plug and Play’ business set-up– outfitted with all utilities including washrooms facilities. Additional build out of office spaces will be done by tenants.
Parking allocations will be included on each lot.
The Park includes one designated protected area. This area contains a manmade pond and buffer zone that has been declared a natural feature by the Environmental Management Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.